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Full name: Eric Dane
Grey's character: Dr. Mark Sloan
Date of birth: November 9, 1972
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California
Education: Eric graduated from San Mateo High School, but chose to pursue acting instead of attending college.
Bet you didn't know... Eric and wife Rebecca Gayheart introduced Charlie Sheen to his wife, Brooke Mueller. Poor Brooke.
No primetime fox has attracted as much attention for his good looks as Eric Dane since, well, Patrick Dempsey. Eric was raised in San Francisco, where he was (surprise, surprise) a star athlete in high school. A bit part in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons whetted Eric's appetite for acting, and he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the biz in 1993. (He briefly dated Lara Flynn Boyle around the same time. Weird.) A series of small roles — including guest spots in The Wonder Years, Saved By the Bell, Roseanne, and Married With Children — kept him on the right track, but he hit true pay-dirt when he landed recurring roles in Gideon's Crossing, Charmed, and Grey's Anatomy. He joined the latter in 2005 as the super-sexy Dr. Mark Sloan. "McSteamy" became an instant fan favorite (thanks to his abs, natch), which helped Eric snag starring parts in X-Men: The Last Stand, Marley & Me, and Valentine's Day.
Eric met his future wife, Rebecca Gayheart, in 2004. After knowing each other only a few months, the two eloped to Vegas. About 7 months before the March 2010 birth of their daughter, Billie, the impetuous couple made headlines when a video was leaked of them and former Miss Teen USA (and notorious celeb rehabber) Kari Ann Peniche in a situation that could only be described as, well, steamy. But the scandal hasn't harmed Eric’s career: the debonair doc keeps on churning out episodes of Grey's, looking just as delicious as ever.
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